WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS DOES BAP FUND?
Since 2012, Be a Philanthropist has funded projects that focus on ideas, not problems. We want to empower people, especially students, to create projects that make a difference in our communities in new and innovative ways. Read about some featured past projects or see a list of project ideas.
Grants will not be awarded for previously existing projects, mission funds, donations to a nonprofit, or giving micro grants to individuals. All funds awarded need to be used to accomplish a specific project for $1000 - $5000. To put it simply, we are looking for simple, effective ideas that will have a high impact for the organization or cause you are supporting.
WILL MY PROJECT BE FUNDED?
If you have a great idea, share it! We use several specific criteria when deciding who gets BAP micro-grants, so consider these questions to increase your chances of getting funded:
Who will my project impact? How will it better people's lives and/or well-being?
What is my timeline? Your project has to be completed within a year of the grant, so plan your timeline carefully!
Is my project innovative? Tell us how your project is unique!
Is my project sustainable? Will you be able to continue your project after receiving a BAP grant? If you don't plan on making your project a long-term effort, how will you keep serving the community? We need to know how you will keep "being a philanthropist!"
If you receive a BAP award, you will be required to report on your project in order to be considered for future funding.